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Robert Earl Keen Performs In Concert February 5 At Austinís Paramount Theatre
Theatre Action Project

January, 2011

Musician Sara Hickman, the Official State Musician of  
Texas 2010 by the Texas Commission on the Arts, has pulled together  
an incredible list of Texas' finest musicians to play her songs on an  
album called Best of Times. Hickman is donating all of the proceeds  
of the album to Theatre Action Project an Austin, Texas based  
nonprofit that provides arts programs to thousands of local youth.

On February 5, 2011 at 8 p.m. Theatre Action Project is hosting a CD  
release party and fundraiser at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre.  
The concert lineup includes performances by Robert Earl Keen, Ruthie  
Foster, Patrice Pike, Monte Warden and Colin Boyd, After Math, Colin  
Gilmore, LZ Love, Christine Albert and Chris Gage offering music  
lovers a night of country, folk, blues, gospel, contemporary rock and  
more. The event will be emceed by Jim Spencer, KXAN-TV – Austin.  An  
after party features music by White Ghost Shivers.

Sara Hickman explained the driving force behind the project. “I  
wanted to utilize my position as the Official State Musician of Texas  
to promote families being creative together. Many times this starts  
with children bringing home ideas they learn at school. That’s why I  
created this compilation CD, to raise funds for Theatre Action  
Project and help them take the arts and theatre back into the schools.”

The Best of Times album reads as a Who’s Who of Texas music all  
performing Sara Hickman’s original songs. It features Willie Nelson,  
Shawn Colvin, Rhett Miller, The Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Edie  
Brickell & the New Bohemians, Abra Moore, Michelle Shocked, David  
Garza w/Todd Wolfson, Jimmy La Fave, Betty Soo, Ruthie Foster, Marcia  
Ball, Trout Fishing in America, Brave Combo, White Ghost Shivers, Ana  
Egge, Suzanna Choffel, Matt the Electrician, The Daze, Gretchen  
Phillips, Andrea Perry, Monte Warden with Colin Boyd, After Math, LZ  
Love, Patrice Pike, Shelley King, Elizabeth Wills, Joel Guzman w/
Sarah Fox, Joe McDermott, Trish Murphy with Charlie Sexton &  
Skyrocket, Jess Klein, The Djembabes, Ray Von Foster, Christine  
Albert and Chris Gage.

To purchase tickets, visit:, or call: (512)  
474-1221. To sign up as an official event sponsor, please call Karen  
LaShelle, Executive Director of Theatre Action Project: (512)  
442-8773, or email:

Theatre Action Project is a team of professionally trained artists  
and educators that works in partnership with schools and communities  
to lead unique and engaging arts programs which allow young people to  
learn critical life skills, gain tools for creative expression and  
have successful experiences that build self-esteem and confidence.


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